Maletile is 44 years old and married with three children. She has a small garden where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.
Maletile needs a loan to buy to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a gallon water bucket, boots, and a chainsaw. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Maletile will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.